For the second summer in a row Scott and I visited Ouray, Colorado. Ouray is a pretty mountain town that has cute shops, little cafes, and a natural hot springs pool. Last year Ouray was one of our favorite stops, and this year we enjoyed it just as much. We did, however, get caught in the rain without the proper attire, but we made it work with our giant umbrella and walking arm in arm (I sure didn't mind!).
The town really only has one main road that you can wander down, so in the on and off pouring rain we walked along both side of the streets. Occasionally we stopped in a store, most mountain gear/apparel shops and cafes, oh, and that weird boutique that had an upstairs that Scott could barely stand in because he hit his head on the roof and had a basement that made me feel dizzy.
Last summer we had lunch at this bar/grill at the end of town, so this year we decided to stop in to get out of the rain and to share a snack.
We split an iced tea and sweet potato fries and then went on our way, back out into the rain to explore some more.
We stopped in a book store that sold new and used books, along with a few antiques. Most of the antiques were pretty unique, but the most interesting item was this gas mask that was in the original box and had the instructions still stuck inside. Definitely a creepy find! Would you believe a few days later I saw a very similar gas mask in an antique store 100 miles away? Well, I did!
The bookstore was connected to a fancy hotel that dates back to the late 1800's. We wandered around a little bit, but because the light was so poor inside I didn't really end up with any good photos. However, the outside is just as beautiful as the inside! I just love historic buildings!
Before we headed out of Ouray we made two more stops along the way, but your'e going to have to wait just a little bit to hear more about what we did!
He seriously makes my heart swoon!
Have you ever visited Ouray before? What's your favorite road trip snack?